When the all-new, 133,500-ton Carnival Horizon debuts in Europe in spring 2018, Carnival Cruise Line will cut the ribbon at its first-ever teppanyanki dining venue. Teppanyaki is a traditional Japanese method of cooking whose name is a portmanteau of teppan, meaning iron plate, and yaki, meaning grilled or pan-fried. Teppanyaki combines these ancient Japanese cooking practices with modern performance art as chefs cook meat, seafood and vegetables on a hibachi grill to create a feast that is both culinary and visual.
Bonsai Teppanyaki will be located on Carnival Horizon’s Promenade Deck, and will have a wide-ranging menu with authentic delicacies form the Far East prepared by highly skilled chefs on the venue’s two eight-seat tables. There, diners become spectators as the chefs demonstrate their impressive knife skills and culinary performances.
At the reservations-recommended restaurant, diners begin their meal by sampling five appetizers: Miso Soup; Kabuki Salad with Ginger Dressing; Teppanyaki Shrimp with Soy Butter and Salsa Vinaigrette; Pork Belly Yakitori with Sesame Asparagus Fries and Seaweed Salad; and Spicy Tuna on the Rocks with Onion Sesame Sauce and Den Miso.
Guests can then choose from a number of entrees: Lobster Tail with Yuzu Cream and Citrus Kosho; Filet Mignon with Truffle Salt, Garlic Chips and Champagne Cognac Flambé; Teriyaki Salmon with Savory and Sweet Teriyaki Glaze; Black Cod with Soy Reduction; Shrimp with Young Lettuce and Gyukuro Tea; Shichimi Spiced Grilled Chicken with Teriyaki Sauce; and Grilled Tofu with Vegetables, Yaki Udon, and Teriyaki Anticucho Sauce.
Four different hibachi dinner combinations are also available, including filet mignon/shrimp shrimp/spiced grilled chicken, filet mignon/teriyaki salmon and filet mignon/lobster tail. Meals conclude with a chocolate bento box and green tea ice cream for dessert.
The new teppanyaki venue is an accompaniment to Carnival Horizon’s stand-alone Bonsai Sushi which serves traditional sushi, sashimi, rolls and “bento ships” on an a la carte basis.
Carnival Horizon will also be the first ship to feature a Dr. Seuss-themed water park as well as a bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, and an IMAX Theatre.
Carnival Horizon is scheduled to make its inaugural voyage on April 2, 2018, with a 13-day Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to New York.
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